Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thank You

Just had to take some time and say thank you to everyone who has shown me love today.

Its an amazing feeling, and inspires me to work harder.

#teamdrizzy that birthday video was crazy!!! Thank you.

Love to all of you.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

house of the week 109: Waikopua

Located on an idyllic private bay in New Zealand, the family beach house was designed by Daniel Marshall architects and evolved from a simple camp site. The house is broken into two distinct volumes, the larger form for the family, the other smaller one serves as a guest house with the void between them used for access to the water below.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Smoked Out

And the winner is... Eduardo Souto de Moura

Portugese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura has become the 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. His practice is often associated with the conversion of the Santa Maria do Bouro Convent the Braga Football Stadium (Euro 2005) and more recently the Cinema House for Manoel de Oliveira. Perhaps his most recognisable work however is the 2009 Paula Rêgo Museum with it's distinct red stained truncated pyramidal roof forms. He joins his teacher and mentor Alvara Siza who was awarded in 1992 as the second Portguese architect to win the prize.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is the highest professional honour, bestowed on
living architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision and committment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.

more info about the prize and the architect's work

and for a laugh read a recent criticism of the Pritzker Prize

new work ::: BMCE Headquarters

Norman Foster (Foster + Partners) has recently completed a pair of banks in Rabat and Casablanca for the Moroccan company BMCE. The modular design is a simple concrete frame clad in zellige, a traditional ceramic tile with large glazed openings that are screened by 200mm deep steel shades. The bank is passively cooled via tubing that draws in fresh air, cools it subterraneanly before releasing it naturally inside the building.

Photographs by Nigel Young. See the original post on Dezeen

Monday, March 28, 2011

Think Brick Awards

Think Brick Australia is currently accepting interest for the Think Brick Awards 2011. This award aims to encourage designers, architects and students to consider the artistic, environmental, and the versatile features of clay brick use.

Think Brick is the leading representer of Australia’s clay brick and paver manufacturers. They aim to ensure, and are committed to promoting clay brick as a contemporary, versatile and inspiring building material.

Think Brick invites architects and students to enter the About Face Student competition and the Horbury Hunt Award celebrating conceptual design for architectural students and brick craftsmanship across the country.

On My Way

~40th Anniversary JUNO Awards {SKITS}~

2011 Houses Awards

The 2011 inaugural Houses Awards program presented by Houses magazine is now calling for entries from Australian and international design professionals working on an Australian project.

The inaugural Houses Awards program is a unique opportunity to celebrate Australian residential architecture [...] The peer- judged awards will recognize achievement through categories that reflect the way architects and designers are shaping Australian homes
Cameron Bruhn, Houses magazine Editorial Director

The categories include:
• New House under 200 sqm
• New House over 200 sqm
• House Alteration and Addition under 200 sqm
• Apartment, Unit, or Townhouse
• Outdoor
• Sustainability
• Australian House of the Year

If your looking for property for sale in Kent, check out Ward Homes

blog wunderlust : 28 March 2011

we need a way of allowing a higher degree of cultural promiscuity [...] inviting architects to operate across boundaries.
Bjarke Ingels

The Magnificence of Gothic Architecture | Tiny Houses of Japan: More with Less | AIA 2011 Housing Awardees | What is a Park - Landscape or Infrastructure? | weather architects and an artificial cloud designed to offer shade at Qatar's 2022 World Cup | Sales of luxe doomsday bunkers up 1,000% | spiderman to climb Burj Khalifa | New York by Gehry | Contested Ground | 19th century Jerusalem


final thoughts: Transforming a cement factory into an architecture office

Saturday, March 26, 2011

House of the week 108: Dorsey Residence

The 2800 ft2 Dorsey residence on Bainbridge Island, Washington was conceived by Seattle based architects Coates Design. The house with it's sterile entry facade opens to become warm and rich on the interior and lot face.

more houses by the architects

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Look...

As part of our 6 year anniversary celebrations and the milestone of over 1 million unique visitors served we've rolled out the new look architechnophilia. We are still ironing out the tweaks so bear with us.

Also look out for new features, as well as some specials, prizes and giveaways.

on the boards: K66 Šmartinska District

The K66 site is the first development of the Šmartinska masterplan in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The competition entry by architects Sadar + Vuga the design was intended to be a catalyst for the development, with a lively but sustainable form and a diverse environment. The near 90,000m2 mixed use scheme is spread over 17 floors and divided amongst two ribbon shaped buildings.

on the boards: Future Towers

Designed by MVRDV, the Future Towers in Pune, India is comprised of over 1000 apartments arranged along a hexagonal grid with nine raked roofed wings creating balconies and gardens. The scheme is also outfitted with a school and cinema, swimming pool, shops, bars and cafes. Construction has started and is expected to be completed in 2014.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Remember The Times

new work ::: Chapman Graduate School of Business

Located on the FIU campus in Miami, Florida, the Chapman Graduate School of Business by architects KPF is a mixed-use academic facility combining faculty and administrative offices, conference rooms, a 300-seat auditorium, and two open public courtyards. The buildings totaling 92,000 ft2 are grouped in pairs for staff and students with the open spaces providing an informal & social link between them.

Monday, March 21, 2011

blog wunderlust : 21 March 2011

I think it's incredibly brave to be working with flowers and leaves and petals. But I have to: I can't edit the materials I work with. My remit is to work with nature as a whole.
Andy Goldsworthy

portraits of architecture | Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes | Fine art by Eric Marrian | the Geometry of Modern Architecture | Abu Dhabi Guggenheim Faces Protest | Sendai Mediatheque Shaking | Renaat Braem's collected work and Antwerp house | Was Frank Lloyd Wright's Visionary Architecture Sustainable?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

27. A journey through contemporary architecture in Europe

27 The Project - Teaser
staying true to their investigative nature, Paris-based practice LAN architecture (Umberto Napolitano, Benoit Jallon) has undertaken an ambitious new project that will take them all over europe to chronicle the current status and the future trajectory of architecture in the diverse arena. produced in collaboration with FATCAT films (Pierre Zandrowicz) and french graphic designers undo-redo (Nicola Aguzzi, Teresa Gaspurutti),'27: a journey through contemporary architecture in europe' is a snapshot of the collective region, illustrating the directions and ideas of those who are shaping the built environment of tomorrow.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

~P o l i t i c s As Usual~

Ex-President Clinton and Conscious Rapper Drake

Studio Banana Tv ::: Nieto | Sobejano

Studio Banana interviews the spanish architecture duo Nieto/ Sobejano about the San Telmo Museum Extension in san Sebastian, Spain. The Museum of San Telmo has endured a series of successive modifications over the years which has altered its physical and functional character. Its location on the fringe where the urban structure meets the topography of Monte Urgull is a reflection, on the other hand, of an urban problem very characteristic of San Sebastian: the solution of a division never completely solved between natural and artificial landscape.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

house of the week 107: Ponce House

The Ponce House is a 570m2 reinforced concrete residence situated on an uneven slope with abundant vegetation, in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Designed by architect Mathias Klotz, the house was conceived as two volumes floating over a concrete base positioned away from the roadway and making use the view beyond.